PDO Threads

Milford, MA Dentist

What are PDO threads?

Looking for an FDA-approved alternative to a surgical face lift? PDO threads might be an option for you. PDO stands for polydioxanone, and is a thin, absorbable, medical grade thread which helps to relax facial tendons and muscles. PDO threads stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which are the substances responsible for firm, youthful looking skin.

What is treatable with PDO threads?

  • Sagging jawline
  • Sagging brows
  • Nasolabial lines
  • Vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Drooping cheeks
  • Marionette lines

How long does the polydioxanone thread treatment take?

PDO thread treatment takes approximately 45 minutes and is done with lidocaine (an extremely safe local anesthetic which takes only a few hours to wear off). The results will slowly appear over the following 2 weeks.

How long do PDO threads last?

PDO thread treatment results peak at about 6 months and last upwards of 2 years as the body continues to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

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